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Cole Hamels
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 4" 205LBS | Age: 37

Draft: 2002 | Rd: 1, #17, Philadelphia Phillies | Rancho Bernardo HS (San Diego, CA)
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 1 8.10 1 1 0 3.1 2 1.20
15 Seasons 163 122 3.43 423 422 0 2698.0 2560 1.18
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 1 0-1 8.10 3.1 2 1.20
15 Seasons 423 163-122 3.43 2698.0 2560 1.18

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 32 3343 593 26 4.4 87.7 114.2 9.7 30.7 .228 .347 .294 .284 .341 33.7 24.4 7 3.65 3.45
2016 33 3253 563 34 6 87.6 113.2 8 32 .240 .388 .307 .310 .364 36.3 23.6 9.1 3.32 4.19
2017 34 2312 445 24 5.4 87.9 113 10.6 32.1 .249 .424 .301 .325 .349 36 17.1 8.6 4.20 4.67
2018 35 3061 532 41 7.7 88.5 113.6 11.1 34.2 .248 .414 .325 .326 .383 35.1 23.4 8.1 3.78 4.60
2019 36 2394 409 31 7.6 90.3 118.3 11.3 31.1 .246 .415 .317 .321 .377 41.3 23.2 9.1 3.81 4.66
2020 37 52 11 2 18.2 88.9 104.1 18.9 45.5 .351 .538 .290 .380 .420 45.5 14.3 7.1 8.10 6.53
14415 2553 158 6.2 88.3 118.3 10.1 32.1 .241 .394 .308 .312 .362 36.3 22.6 8.3
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hamels relies on 5 pitches.
Cutter
(30.8%) ,
Changeup
(28.8%) ,
Curveball
(15.4%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(15.4%) ,
Sinker
(9.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Cutter 16 16 0 30.8 85.8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .168 .000 .181 .000 .177 77.6 5 1940 6.6 28.6 0.0
2020 Changeup 15 15 0 28.8 80.9 9 8 3 1 2 0 0 1 7 .375 .460 .625 .736 .451 .530 88.2 27 1595 6.5 30.0 14.3
2020 Curveball 8 8 0 15.4 75.8 2189 6.1 50.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 8 8 0 15.4 88.4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 2061 6.5 33.3 33.3
2020 Sinker 5 4 1 9.6 87.9 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .185 .000 .194 .000 .121 94.2 5 1995 6.5 0.0 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 849 706 143 35.5 91.4 193 161 51 29 13 0 9 34 131 .317 .282 .565 .519 .408 .392 94.1 19 2059 6.2 22.4 17.6
2019 Changeup 511 447 64 21.3 83.3 157 141 24 16 5 0 3 51 92 .170 .189 .270 .316 .223 .255 83.9 7 1713 6.3 43.2 28.8
2019 Cutter 446 352 94 18.6 87.6 117 103 20 13 4 0 3 21 85 .194 .226 .320 .401 .256 .299 89.2 13 1994 6.2 18.3 16.3
2019 Curveball 299 256 43 12.5 78.0 58 56 17 14 3 0 0 23 33 .304 .217 .357 .283 .297 .229 87.0 4 2040 5.6 34.0 21.5
2019 Sinker 289 161 128 12.1 91.1 91 81 29 24 3 0 2 14 68 .358 .318 .469 .490 .381 .372 91.8 3 2034 6.2 12.9 16.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 49.6 16 28.2 6.2 36.8 36.4 26.8 4.2 37.1 19.9 26 5.7 4.4
2016 49.7 20.4 25.2 4.6 43.3 35.3 21.3 4.3 36.2 19.9 26.1 5.2 6
2017 48.1 22.5 24.3 5.2 34.2 42.7 23.1 4 35.3 23.6 24.9 5.8 5.4
2018 46.2 23.3 25 5.5 41.4 36.5 22.2 2.8 33.6 21.6 25.9 5.3 7.7
2019 47.4 21.5 24.9 6.1 37.7 41.6 20.8 2.9 33.5 23.5 25.4 5.9 7.6
2020 36.4 9.1 36.4 18.2 90.9 9.1 0 0 36.4 27.3 18.2 0 18.2
48.3 20.5 25.7 5.6 39.1 38 22.9 3.7 35.3 21.5 25.7 5.5 6.2
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 Curveball ATL L 8 75.8 58.7 -0.2 0 4.6 -5.5 -55
2020 Cutter ATL L 16 85.8 26.1 4.2 14 3 -6.1 -198
2020 Sinker ATL L 5 87.9 26 2.1 9 17.6 4.3 32
2020 Changeup ATL L 15 80.9 31.1 -0.8 -2 14.4 2.2 18
2020 4-Seamer ATL L 8 88.4 19.2 -1 -6 10.9 5 85
2019 Sinker CHC L 289 91.1 22.6 0.1 0 13.5 -0.7 -5
2019 Changeup CHC L 511 83.3 30.8 0 0 13.1 0.3 3
2019 4-Seamer CHC L 849 91.4 17.1 -0.7 -4 7.8 1.3 19
2019 Curveball CHC L 299 78 56.7 0.6 1 6.2 -3.1 -34
2019 Cutter CHC L 446 87.6 26.6 1.1 4 0 -2 -99
2018 4-Seamer CHC L 884 92.3 16.8 -0.7 -4 7.7 0.8 12
2018 Cutter CHC L 542 87.5 27.8 -0.1 0 1.1 -1.2 -54
2018 Sinker CHC L 436 91.4 23.4 1 4 15.2 1 7
2018 Slider CHC L 146 85 35.7 -0.1 0 0.5 -4 -89
2018 Changeup CHC L 561 83.3 30.5 -1.3 -4 13.5 0.5 4
2018 Curveball CHC L 392 78.8 55.7 0.6 1 5.6 -3.3 -37
2017 Curveball TEX L 299 79 52.5 -0.1 0 5.3 -2.6 -33
2017 4-Seamer TEX L 557 92.1 16.1 -1.4 -10 8.6 1.3 18
2017 Cutter TEX L 438 88.8 24.7 0.1 0 1 -2.6 -161
2017 Changeup TEX L 478 83.1 30.3 0.8 3 13.2 0.2 1
2017 Sinker TEX L 539 91.9 21.7 1.4 7 14.8 0.5 3
2016 Sinker TEX L 771 93.2 18.7 0.2 1 14.6 0.1 1
2016 4-Seamer TEX L 853 92.6 15.8 -1.8 -13 8.6 0.5 6
2016 Changeup TEX L 585 84.8 29 0.8 3 14.3 1.2 9
2016 Curveball TEX L 467 79.8 52.9 2 4 4.3 -2.8 -39
2016 Cutter TEX L 526 89.2 25 -1.2 -5 1.5 -2.1 -342
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 4-Seamer -4.1 0 8 15.4 1 0 0 0 33.3 100 33.3 0
2020 Cutter 1.1 0 16 30.8 1 0 0 0 28.6 0 0 .168 .181 .177 0
2020 Sinker -12 -1 5 9.6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .184 .194 .121 66.7
2020 Changeup 10.8 2 15 28.8 9 .375 .625 .456 30 11.1 14.3 .46 .736 .531 42.9
2020 Curveball -3.9 0 8 15.4 50 0
2019 Curveball 1.5 5 299 12.5 58 .304 .357 .306 34 39.7 21.5 .217 .283 .229 33.3
2019 Sinker 0.8 2 289 12.1 91 .358 .469 .396 12.9 15.4 16.1 .318 .49 .377 54.4
2019 Cutter -2.4 -11 446 18.6 117 .194 .32 .262 18.3 17.9 16.3 .226 .401 .299 35.3
2019 Changeup -2.7 -14 511 21.3 157 .17 .27 .238 43.2 32.5 28.8 .189 .316 .258 22.8
2019 4-Seamer 0.8 7 849 35.5 193 .317 .565 .419 22.4 17.6 17.6 .282 .519 .393 53.4
2018 Slider -1 -2 149 4.9 53 .128 .213 .212 27.5 45.3 20 .149 .261 .228 29.2
2018 Curveball -0.6 -2 401 13.1 68 .153 .22 .235 39.7 27.9 18.1 .158 .192 .216 22
2018 Sinker 0.8 4 449 14.7 138 .306 .444 .37 12.6 13.8 17.3 .332 .461 .38 37.3
2018 Cutter -0.2 -1 556 18.2 158 .229 .4 .321 26.4 25.9 22.7 .249 .413 .335 45.8
2018 Changeup -0.4 -3 573 18.7 178 .217 .398 .315 45.5 32.6 31 .188 .321 .252 26.9
2018 4-Seamer 1 9 927 30.3 210 .307 .57 .416 14.5 12.9 17.9 .301 .582 .417 37.3
2017 Curveball -0.3 -1 299 12.9 62 .19 .276 .248 34.6 35.5 19.6 .207 .31 .251 33.3
2017 Cutter -0.8 -4 438 18.9 110 .196 .351 .281 16.1 17.3 16 .258 .479 .349 38
2017 Changeup -0.7 -4 478 20.7 128 .186 .347 .258 42.8 25.8 22.6 .208 .356 .269 25.6
2017 4-Seamer -0.5 -3 557 24.1 131 .273 .436 .374 13.7 10.7 16.3 .259 .432 .356 40.6
2017 Sinker 0.5 2 539 23.3 181 .262 .439 .348 6.8 9.4 11.7 .283 .477 .355 38.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 15 80.9 98 18 10:00 10:00 0
2020 Cutter 13 85.8 70 10.7 10:45 11:30 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 1020 3836 -23 -38 10 8 -43
2009 886 3426 -21 -3 18 10 5
2010 900 3543 -20 -22 10 10 -21
2011 874 3237 -12 -39 5 9 -37
2012 860 3291 -15 -17 3 11 -18
2013 900 3405 -13 -14 9 10 -8
2014 826 3127 -13 -36 14 10 -25
2015 919 3489 -3 -38 15 12 -15
2016 854 3285 -6 -23 16 12 -2
2017 612 2311 -21 -9 9 12 -8
2018 793 2993 -17 -10 18 16 7
2019 616 2394 -10 -29 18 11 -11
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 3343 49.4 69.5 80.6 32.6 49.9 43.7 60.8 50.6 28.1 6.9 76.2
2016 3253 45.2 66.6 82.3 34 56.3 43.4 57.5 48.7 26.8 6 71
2017 2312 48 68.1 84.5 27 62.8 43.3 56.4 46.8 21.5 7.4 76.5
2018 3061 47.6 68.5 81.8 29.2 53.3 43.9 60.1 47.8 26.9 6.7 79.3
2019 2394 47.7 68.8 78.6 27.7 55.9 46.1 57.5 47.3 27.2 6 84.7
2020 52 42.3 68.2 80 36.7 54.5 36.5 64.3 50 26.9 5.8 33.3
14415 47.5 68.3 81.5 30.5 55 44 58.7 48.4 26.4 6.6 77
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 70 62 71 71 64 17 67 62 48 75 58 84 70 45 24 53
2016 45 55 54 55 40 12 49 73 35 70 32 78 45 38 13 16
2017 32 43 35 32 34 26 60 31 22 18 44 30 32 27 9 14
2018 27 33 29 32 28 3 25 44 51 56 51 66 27 22 15 17
2019 38 43 46 49 36 19 37 11 12 53 33 63 38 15 8 5
2020
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.6 17 15.8 1 12 7 10 58.8
2020 0 0.3 0 1 1 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 17 17 18 17 18 14 14 20 15 14 18 15 12 14 14 17 13 17 11 16 13 15 14 19 15 17 18 16 21 15 17
2020 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.3 92 -0.3 91.1 -0.9 90.7 -0.4 90.3 -0.4 86.9 -3.4
Offspeed Velocity 84.9 84.8 -0.1 83.1 -1.7 83.3 0.2 83.3 0 80.9 -2.4
Breaking Velocity 78.8 79.8 1 79 -0.8 80.5 1.5 78 -2.5 75.8 -2.2
Exit Velocity 87.7 87.6 -0.1 87.9 0.3 88.5 0.6 90.3 1.8 88.9 -1.4
Launch Angle 9.7 8 -1.7 10.6 2.6 11.1 0.5 11.3 0.2 18.9 7.6
Barrel % 4.4 6 1.6 5.4 -0.6 7.7 2.3 7.6 -0.1 18.2 10.6
Hard Hit % 33.7 36.3 2.6 36 -0.3 35.1 -0.9 41.3 6.2 45.5 4.2
Sweet Spot % 30.7 32 1.3 32.1 0.1 34.2 2.1 31.1 -3.1 45.5 14.4
xBA 0.228 0.24 0.012 0.249 0.009 0.248 -0.001 0.246 -0.002 0.351 0.105
BA 0.237 0.243 0.006 0.228 -0.015 0.246 0.018 0.26 0.014 0.25 -0.01
xwOBA 0.284 0.31 0.026 0.325 0.015 0.326 0.001 0.321 -0.005 0.38 0.059
wOBA 0.294 0.307 0.013 0.301 -0.006 0.325 0.024 0.317 -0.008 0.29 -0.027
xSLG 0.347 0.388 0.041 0.424 0.036 0.414 -0.01 0.415 0.001 0.538 0.123
SLG 0.369 0.38 0.011 0.385 0.005 0.422 0.037 0.406 -0.016 0.417 0.011
K% 24.4 23.6 -0.8 17.1 -6.5 23.4 6.3 23.2 -0.2 14.3 -8.9
BB% 7 9.1 2.1 8.6 -0.5 8.1 -0.5 9.1 1 7.1 -2
Swing % 50.6 48.7 -1.9 46.8 -1.9 47.8 1 47.3 -0.5 50 2.7
Whiff% 28.1 26.8 -1.3 21.5 -5.3 26.9 5.4 27.2 0.3 26.9 -0.3
In Zone % 49.4 45.2 -4.2 48 2.8 47.6 -0.4 47.7 0.1 42.3 -5.4
Out of Zone % 50.6 54.8 4.2 52 -2.8 52.4 0.4 52.3 -0.1 57.7 5.4
Out of Zone Swing % 32.6 34 1.4 27 -7 29.2 2.2 27.7 -1.5 36.7 9
First Pitch Swing % 33.4 29.5 -3.9 28 -1.5 31.1 3.1 28.8 -2.3 35.7 6.9
First Pitch Strike % 60.8 57.5 -3.3 56.4 -1.1 60.1 3.7 57.5 -2.6 64.3 6.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 830 .305 672 23 3.4 158 27 17.1
2017 611 .301 484 22 4.5 127 44 34.6
2018 783 .326 653 9 1.4 130 4 3.1
2019 616 .317 485 47 9.7 131 26 19.8
2020 14 .290 13 0 0.0 1 1 100.0

Pitch Distribution